Cataraqui Reflections

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Weeks Into July 2014 Already??

Hard to believe but true - time is once again flying through the brief but longed-for summer of 2014.

Hello out there. It's been quite a while since I last posted, 22 June 2014, to be exact. It's not like it's been an extra busy time for me. I have taken a few pictures since then and I will share some of them with you now.

Through the course of a company picnic, I found Baker Island, a small island on the Bay of Quinte owned by the Department of National Defence here in Trenton Ontario. It is a beautiful, scenic place, very private with very little people traffic because it is on government property. This is my new go-to place with a Tim Horton's tea to relax and be one with the nature that surrounds me there.

First, the view.

In the above photo, I managed to include a Hercules C130, the Bay Bridge in Belleville, a sailboat and a channel marker, all over the Bay of Quinte.

This picture features the Bay Bridge and a sailboat.

Looking back at the water tower and the new building going up on the base is a new perspective for me.

There is a helipad on the island. Fairly windy on this day.

I saw this swan family here.

A cygnet hitches a ride on mama.

This C130 Hercules passed overhead on a calmer day.

There are baby hares who visit my yard. So cute.

I went picking raspberries at Bramble Berry Farms outside Frankford Ontario. Yummy!

The blueberries will be ripe soon. The ones I spotted while there for raspberries are huge. Can't wait. :)

What has been taking up my time is my music. I have discovered backing tracks for most of the songs I play and sing. They add such a depth to the music. I am busy meshing my music with the tracks and it is sounding pretty good, if I do say so myself. I am scheduled to make my new sound debut in Elk Lake Ontario on Friday, August 1st. I'll be ready. Let's have a good time!